Council of Diversity Deans (CODD)

Council of Diversity Deans (CODD): CODD provides a cross-campus forum for Assistant and Associate Deans with college-level responsibility for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) at Michigan State University. The Council will provide recommendations for policies, procedures, and programs that strengthen diversity, equity, and inclusion within the MSU community. The Council will build a collaborative working relationship with the President, Provost, and new Vice President for DEI and will inform the University’s overall action plan for DEI. CODD convenes monthly meetings to respond to DEI concerns at MSU as they arise, share DEI best practices and strategic initiatives, support one another, discuss climate issues, and other DEI concerns at MSU. It advocates for structural and policy change at the university, college, and unit levels.

Assistant/Associate Deans for Diversity

  • Nwando Achebe, achebe@msu.edu, Social Science, Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Social Science (co-chair)
  • Hilda Mejia Abreu, abreu@msu.edu, Associate Dean of Admissions, Student Life, and Inclusivity, Veterinary Medicine (co-chair)
  • Sonja Fritzsche, fritzsc9@msu.edu, Associate Dean of Academic Personnel and Administration, College of Arts and Letters
  • Quentin Tyler, Tyler, tylerque@msu.edu, Associate Dean and Director for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, CANR
  • Matthew Anderson, ander130@broad.msu.edu, Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, Business
  • Terah Chambers, terah@msu.edu, Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion, Education
  • Wanda Lipscomb, Lipscom3@msu.edu, Senior Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, Human Medicine
  • Lisa Lowery, lowerydu@msu.edu, lisa.lowery@helendevoschildrens.org, Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, Human Medicine
  • Ashley Green, agreen@msu.edu, Assistant Dean of Administration International Studies and Programs
  • Mary Ann Ferguson, fergusma@law.msu.edu, Assistant Dean for Diversity and Equity Services, Law
  • Marita Gilbert, gilbe160@msu.edu, Associate Dean of Diversity and Campus Inclusion, Osteopathic Medicine
  • Brian Johnson, john3582@msu.edu, Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, James Madison
  • Alexandra Rivera, alexriv@msu.edu, Associate Dean for Diversity, Inclusion & Organizational Development, MSU Libraries